Arend Smilde

December 7, 2021
This update includes, primarily, the new letters that have come to light through the yeoman's work of Arend Smilde. Annually, Arend has been producing a list of letters, previously unknown to nearly everyone, that gives additional insight into the correspondence of C. S. Lewis. He sends out this list on the anniversary of Lewis's birth. This edition of "Chronologically Lewis" is about a thousand words longer than the previous one, since I just finished incorporating Arend's latest version. It includes 22 previously unknown letters and additions to three other already published or discovered letters. Thank you, Arend, for your excellent work!


November 10, 2021
A bit more about the Coalbiters, from Andrew Lazo.
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Lanier Theological Library

November 5, 2021
This version contains some additional information about the holdings of the Lanier Theological Library, located in Houston, Texas. A recent article describes the contents of many of these holdings.
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Last Update on Proofreading

July 20, 2021

This is the last installment of my lengthy proofreading of the entire chronology. I made a few changes, most of them fairly unimportant. For example, I noted that Kathy Kristy, a child who wrote to Lewis, is the future Mrs. Timothy Keller, I added some historical information from Michael Ward’s 2021 book on The Abolition of Man, I fixed a few typos such as italicizing all references to Warren's boat the Bosphorus, I explained elevenses in every place it is used as coffee usually drunk at 11...

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Second-last Update and Proofreading

June 24, 2021

With this edition, I have read through 1200 pages. The next update will be the result of the last proofreading. I have fixed some minor typos, I made some additions to the summary of some years (other summaries at the start of each year could probably be improved, so let me know if you have a suggestion), and I made a correction on a date (also very minor). Like the last update, this update benefits from Arend Smilde's collection of unpublished letters of Lewis and the various reviews of Lewi...

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1100 Pages Proofread

May 1, 2021
Once again, another one hundred pages have been proofread with minor improvements, corrections of typographical errors, additional footnotes, etc. Notice that the number of sources now exceeds two hundred. As always, if you see an error or can make a suggestion for improvement, please let me know.
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1000 Proofread

March 26, 2021
The chronology has now been proofread through page one thousand. I upload this version again in Microsoft Word. While there are a few minor corrections and additions, the main addition is some insight on the Anscombe-Lewis debate in a forthcoming article by Jim Stockton and Benjamin J. B. Lipscomb. I have been privileged to read a pre-publication copy of the article and have incorporated a few tidbits from their article. Thankns to Jim Stockton for letting me read the article.
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900 Pages Proofread

February 4, 2021
I just completed proofreading the next one hundred pages, now 900 in total. I am uploading the file in Microsoft Word, since pdf files can more easily be converted into Word documents these days with all of the formatting retained. Please let me know if you like this version, or if you prefer a pdf.

This posting contains mostly minor improvements in the prose, but it also includes information from Arend Smilde's latest iteration of letters by C. S. Lewis that have not been published in Walter ...
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800 Pages Proofread

November 28, 2020

In this version of "Chronologically Lewis," I have now proofread 800 pages. The material is getting more interesting (and also easier and faster for me as a result), since I am now reading in the mid-1940s, a much more productive period in Lewis's life than previous decades. I have changed the date of the first meeting of the Inklings, based on an article in the Journal of Inklings Studies by Don W. King, and I have corrected a handful of typographical errors. A few more changes were made to ...

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700 Pages

November 5, 2020

As of this update, another one hundred pages have been proofread, now totalling the first 700 pages. Many improvements (I thought it was perfect?!). I include here information about the Gollancz 1963 reprint of Phantastes and Lilith, which used Jack’s Preface. I added more about Lewis's Laval University doctorate. I incorporated an occasional improvement of the prose and a clarification of the narrative. For example, there is a bit more information on artist William Orpen. Vera Henry is now...

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This is the latest Lewis chronology in Word format:

Chronologically Lewis February 1 2023.docx Chronologically Lewis February 1 2023.docx
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All Spotlights.pdf All Spotlights.pdf
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TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 528 in number) in the location where they were first published or delivered (if spoken) as far as I am able to determine. Corrections are welcome. This version, slightly revised and added on May 13, 2020, includes a corrected date for "Transposition" on June 9, 1946.

This file describes what is happening in Oxford, Cambridge, the UK, and Europe at the time that Lewis writes his various poems, essays, and books, dividing the life and writings of Lewis by academic topic, i.e. English, Philosophy, History, etc. 

Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf
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